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" O Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child ! Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my sires ! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band, That knits me to thy rugged strand... "
The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Including the Lay of the Last ... - Pągina 89
per Walter Scott - 1856 - 746 pągines
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The Border Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volum 12

Nicholas Dickson, William Sanderson - 1907
...the grandeur of loch, mountain, could give expression to the true patriot's feeling in the lines: — "O Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic...Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my sires, what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band That knits me to thy rugged strand!" And so, annually,...
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Poetic Configurations: Essays in Literary History and Criticism

Lowry Nelson - 2010
...doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung. O Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic...and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood. Here we have a whole nexus of motifs: the wanderer in danger of losing native roots, nostalgia for...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - 2003 - 331 pągines
...ne'er within him burned, As home his footsteps he hath turned, From wandering on a foreign strand!. . . O Caledonia! Stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic...Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my sires! What mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band, That knits me to thy rugged strand! ('Patriotism')...
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Selected Poems

Walter Scott - 2003 - 253 pągines
...doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonour'd, and unsung, O Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic...Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my sires! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band, That knits me to thy rugged strand! Still as I view...
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Mountains of Northern Europe: Conservation, Management, People and Nature

Scottish Natural Heritage, Centre for Mountain Studies - 2005 - 416 pągines
...patriotism which epitomised his historically romantic ardour in the Lay of the Last Minstrel (1 805): Oh Caledonia! Stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic...Land of the Mountain and the Flood, Land of my Sires! What Mortal Hand Can e'er untie the filial band That knits me to thy rugged strand! And so it goes...
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Epic and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Simon Dentith - 2006
...been provoked by the ladies' suggestion of England as a possible prosperous home for his last years: O Caledonia! Stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic...Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my sires! What mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band, That knits me to thy rugged strand! Still, as I view...
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Feeling British: Sympathy and National Identity in Scottish and English ...

Evan Gottlieb, Associate Professor of English Evan Gottlieb - 2007 - 274 pągines
...having the Minstrel respond in passionate terms with his defense of "my own, my native land" (VI. i): O Caledonia! stern and wild Meet nurse for a poetic...Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my sires ! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band That knits me to thy rugged strand! (VLii) Lines...
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